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shall say, From heaven: he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he canie to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.
29 He answered and said, I will not ; but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir; and went not. '
31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them; Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you:
*32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him; and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first : and they did unto them likewise. · But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said amony themselves, This is the heir; come let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandinen?
41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy thiosc wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husba:1d. men, which shall render him the fruits in their season.
42 Jesus said unto then, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is be. come the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43 Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken.: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of liis words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and autho. rity of the governor.
21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither aceeptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly.
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Cesar, or no ?
23 But he perceived their crạftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew, me a penny, Whose image and superscription hath it?. They answered and said, Cesar's.
25 And he said unto them, Render therefore upto Cesar the things which be Cesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
26 And they could not take hold of his words before the peo's ple: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
· LESSON LV. • Luke, Chap. 20. Matthew, Chup. 22. 27. THEN came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife.
29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the l'csurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
34 And Jesus answering, said unto then, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage : but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resur- *
rection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in mar riage:
36 Neither can they die any more: fór they are equal unto the angels : and are the children of God, being the cbildren of the resurrection.
37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at tne bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law ?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment. And the sc-, cond is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyseli. On these two commandments, hang all the law and the prephets. Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, ihon last well said.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered togetlier, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ; whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on mv right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son ?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questionis.'
; . LESSON LVI.
Matthew, Chap. 23. Mark, Chap. 12. TJIEN spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, saying, The scribes and the Pharisees. sit in Moses' seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do: but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders : but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they
make broad their plıylacteries, and enlarge the border3 of their garments.
6 Ănd love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your master, even Christ ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth : For one is your father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased ; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against mel: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to
14. Woe unto you, scribes and Pliarisees, hypocrites! for ve devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers : therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ve conipass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing: but whosoever shall: swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17 Ye fools and blind : for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold ?
.18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 Ye fools and blind : for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the zemple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon." · 23 Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ve pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith ; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other likdone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow i canel,
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee! cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of thein may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all unclcanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. . ?
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisces, hypocrites! because ye build the tonibs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the propliets.
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ve up thien the ineasure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers! how can ye escape the damnation of hell ?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucilv; and some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood sier! upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily, I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thice, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not !
38 Behold your house is left unto you desolate. For I say anto yon, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till yc shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Matthew, Chap. 24. AND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these